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Food Safety for Moms-To-Be: Lifelong Food Safety

Food Safety for Moms-To-BeHow to prevent foodborne illness in four easy steps: Clean, Separate, Cook, and Chill.

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Clean | Separate | Cook | Chill

It's food safety made simple! This section shows you how to prevent foodborne illness in four easy steps: clean, separate, cook, and chill.

In addition to your increased vulnerability during pregnancy, there may be other people in your home - children, the elderly, or people with weakened immune systems - who can be severely affected by foodborne illness. For your health, the health of your baby, and your entire family, develop these safe food-handling habits that will last a lifetime!

If you have food safety questions about specific foods, be sure to check out Safe Eats. It's your helpful guide to handling and selecting foods safely!



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